Ontario Wildflowers website

Wildflowers with Six Flower Parts (Petals)

This is a list of species found on this site with Six Flower Parts (Petals), in order by the Common Name that is used for each species on this site.
  
To see all  Species with 6 Flower Parts  in order by Common Name     START HERE
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Irregular    2 petals    3 petals    4 petals    5 petals    6 petals    7 or more    Indistinguishable

 
The number of petals a flower has can be an important key to identifying the flower. Newcombe's Wildflower Guide is based on this concept.
An important thing to remember about this concept is that the "number of petals" represents the number of apparent petals. This is not necessarily the botanically-correct number of petals. Oftentimes what appear to be petals are actually sepals or bracts. It is an aid to identification, not a botanical classification.
 
 

Irregular    2 petals    3 petals    4 petals    5 petals    6 petals    7 or more    Indistinguishable

 

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Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)
Asparagus
(Asparagus officinalis)
Bellwort, Large-flowered (Uvularia grandiflora)
Bellwort, Large-flowered
(Uvularia grandiflora)
Bellwort, Perfoliate (Uvularia perfoliata)
Bellwort, Perfoliate
(Uvularia perfoliata)
Bellwort, Sessile-leaved (Uvularia sessilifolia)
Bellwort, Sessile-leaved
(Uvularia sessilifolia)
 
Blue-eyed Grass, Common (Sisyrinchium montanum)
Blue-eyed Grass, Common
(Sisyrinchium montanum)
Blue-eyed Grass, Slender (Sisyrinchium mucronatum)
Blue-eyed Grass, Slender
(Sisyrinchium mucronatum)
Blue-eyed Grass, Stout (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)
Blue-eyed Grass, Stout
(Sisyrinchium angustifolium)
Blue-eyed Grass, White (Sisyrinchium albidum)
Blue-eyed Grass, White
(Sisyrinchium albidum)
 
Carrion Flower (Smilax herbacea)
Carrion Flower
(Smilax herbacea)
Cohosh, Blue (Caulophyllum thalictroides)
Cohosh, Blue
(Caulophyllum thalictroides)
Cohosh, Blue (Caulophyllum giganteum)
Cohosh, Blue
(Caulophyllum giganteum)
Colicroot (Aletris farinosa)
Colicroot
(Aletris farinosa)
 
Cucumber Root, Indian (Medeola virginiana)
Cucumber Root, Indian
(Medeola virginiana)
Cucumber, Wild (Echinocystis lobata)
Cucumber, Wild
(Echinocystis lobata)
Devil's Bit (Chamaelirium luteum)
Devil's Bit
(Chamaelirium luteum)
Hepatica, Round-lobed (Anemone americana)
Hepatica, Round-lobed
(Anemone americana)
 
Hepatica, Sharp-lobed (Anemone acutiloba)
Hepatica, Sharp-lobed
(Anemone acutiloba)
Hyacinth, Grape (Muscari botryoides)
Hyacinth, Grape
(Muscari botryoides)
Lily, Trout (Erythronium americanum)
Lily, Trout
(Erythronium americanum)
Lily, White Trout (Erythronium albidum)
Lily, White Trout
(Erythronium albidum)
 
Lily, Wood (Lilium philadelphicum)
Lily, Wood
(Lilium philadelphicum)
Mandarin, Yellow (Prosartes lanuginosa)
Mandarin, Yellow
(Prosartes lanuginosa)
Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)
Mayapple
(Podophyllum peltatum)
Onion, Nodding Wild (Allium cernuum)
Onion, Nodding Wild
(Allium cernuum)
 
Solomon's Seal, False (Maianthemum racemosum)
Solomon's Seal, False
(Maianthemum racemosum)
Solomon's Seal, Hairy (Polygonatum pubescens)
Solomon's Seal, Hairy
(Polygonatum pubescens)
Solomon's Seal, Star-flowered (Maianthemum stellatum)
Solomon's Seal, Star-flowered
(Maianthemum stellatum)
Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)
Star-of-Bethlehem
(Ornithogalum umbellatum)
 
Stargrass, Yellow (Hypoxis hirsuta)
Stargrass, Yellow
(Hypoxis hirsuta)
Yucca (Yucca filamentosa)
Yucca
(Yucca filamentosa)
 
 
  
To see all  Species with 6 Flower Parts  in order by Common Name     START HERE